Sunflower Bean to shed Sunshine in Gardner on Sunday

By Halley Freger As the rock stars of Brooklyn’s Sunflower Bean headed to their show in Toronto, guitarist/vocalist Nick Kivlen drove the van while bassist/vocalist Julia Cumming and drummer Jacob Faber spoke with Concerts Correspondent Halley Freger ’17 over the phone. Don’t miss Sunflower Bean this Sunday, October 23 in Gardner Lounge for Sunflower…

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Callie and Caroline Smith spice up Herrick

By Halley Freger Perhaps you don’t imagine Herrick Chapel as the cool place to be on a Thursday night, but last night it was. Callie kicked off the night with a captivating set of her experimental electronic music. She layered various kinds of dialogue, music and sounds into a textured cacophony of samples. She…


Artist Profile: Helen Lant

Helen Lant ’18 is a studio art major who works primarily in three dimensional art: ceramics, sculpture and welding. The S&B’s Candace Mettle sat down with her to talk about style, inspiration and using art for activism. What type of art do you do? I haven’t really landed on one specific medium yet, but so…

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Theatre department to present Laramie Project Project

Jon Sundby 18 years ago today, Matthew Shepard, a 21 year-old gay man, was found tied to a fencepost, bloody and comatose, outside the town of Laramie, Wisc. Having simply accepted an offer for a ride back to his apartment from a bar the previous night, Shepard was instead robbed, beaten, tortured and left…


Art SEPC hosts first pop-up show “Home Improvement”

By Reed Essex Although Grinnell boasts a number of attractive spaces to display art on campus, most of these spaces are only open to submissions from a select few. But thanks to this semester’s Art SEPC, the Grinnell art scene will start to expand its scope of inclusivity. This Saturday, Oct. 1, artwork from…

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Archipenko to open in Faulconer Gallery

By Jon Sundby Throughout his long career, the modern sculptor Alexander Archipenko, moved quite a bit — both physically and artistically. Born in Ukraine in 1887, Archipenko traveled to Paris and Berlin at the turn of the 20th century to discover cubism. Later, he found himself in New York, attempting to combine his modernist…


Poet D. Allen visits campus

Poet D. Allen is currently pursuing an MFA at the University of Minnesota. Brought to campus by the Stonewall Resource Center, the queer poet will give a reading of their work tonight in Mears Cottage. The S&B’s Mira Braneck sat down with them to discuss labels, process and inspiration. The S&B: You’re giving a talk…

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Lynda Barry and Dan Chaon to host writer’s workshop

Mira Braneck Dan Chaon and Lynda Barry will lead a creativity workshop, hosted by Writers@Grinnell with partnership from Artists@Grinnell and the Public Events Committee, this afternoon from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in JRC 101. The duo’s famed workshops will offer Grinnellians the opportunity to explore their creative selves in new ways. Barry, a…

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“Gifts” opens in Smith Gallery

Steve Yang Hair: we all have it, most of us know how to take care of it and some of us even know how to make cool weaves and braids with it. But designing art installations with hair is another beast altogether, as Reba Brooks ’17, a studio art and French double major, learned…